Rafael Lopez was born in Spain. He studied in London at Central St. Martins. After graduating he spent some years in Italy, working for various designers.
He introduced his own label with his Spring/Summer 2002 collection.
He showed his Spring/Summer 2003 collection during London Fashion Week, September 2002. This was his second show in London.
He has been sponsored by Saga Furs, and some major international fabric houses, for whom he makes beautiful high glamour coats.
His small collection sold out immediately in retail. His garments are selling regularly in Selfridges in London, Henri Bendel in New York, Antonioli in Milan and Diptrics in Tokyo.
His collection included Fur which is very rarely used nowadays. He used strips of sage-coloured mink with patchwork leather, suede and chinchilla. Also dark chocolate silk velvet in casual shapes.Many of his evening dresses, pieced and patchworked in Art Deco patterns, were influenced by Balenciaga.